June is here and summer is upon us. You are probably longing for the slower pace that the warm weather used to bring. Whatever became of that quaint notion?
The Pizza Forum was (thankfully) a huge success, and our heartfelt appreciation goes out to all who contributed.
Pecinka Ferri is pleased to announce our appointment as exclusive manufacturer’s reps for Fisher Manufacuring in the metro area, effective June 10th. Fisher is a leading producer of commercial foodservice faucets, based in Tennessee.
New products abound, with Continental Refrigerator releasing their enhanced product offering illustrated in the June 15th price list and their quick reference guide to the model nomenclature reflecting the adoption of Environmentally-Friendly R290 refrigerant. Globe is now shipping their stick blenders and 12″ flywheel slicers. Kitchen Brains has a line of battery operated timers that can turn any appliance digital.
And remember, we’ve recently added EVO, Bakers Pride, APW and Ultrafryer to our mix.
Looks like that restful summer is gonna have to wait…
See who made the scene…
Jokes of Steven Wright
I almost had a psychic girlfriend, but she left me before we met.
Support bacteria – they’re the only culture some people have.
Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don’t have film.
Shin: a device for finding furniture in the dark.
Many people quit looking for work when they find a job.
When I’m not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded.
Boycott shampoo! Demand the REAL poo!
I couldn’t repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.
Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?
Greetings from our hotel in the Windy City where we just completed he 2019 NRA Show.
Attendance seemed rather light on Saturday, perhaps due to the proximity to the recent NAFEM show, but picked up nicely on Sunday.
Highlights include the 100th anniversary of NRA, the various awards banquets and the highly innovative Middleby display featuring vignettes of various foodservice and retail operations.
Come to our first annual PIZZA FORUM
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DARWIN AWARDS FOR 2018
Nominee No. 1 (San Jose Mercury News):
An unidentified man, using a shotgun like a club to break a former girlfriend’s windshield, accidentally shot himself to death when the gun discharged, blowing a hole in his gut.
Nominee No. 2 (Kalamazoo Gazette):
James Burns, 34, a mechanic from Alamo MI, was killed in March as he was trying to repair what police describe as a “farm-type truck.” Burns got a friend to drive the truck on a highway while Burns hung underneath so that he could ascertain the source of a troubling noise. Burns’ clothes caught on something, however, and the other man found Burns “wrapped in the drive shaft”.
Nominee No. 3 (Hickory Daily Record):
Ken Charles Barger, 47, accidentally shot himself to death in December in Newton NC. Awakening to the sound of a ringing telephone beside his bed, he reached for the phone but instead grabbed a Smith & Wesson 38 Special, which discharged when he drew it to his ear.
Nominee No. 4 (UPI, Toronto):
Police said a lawyer demonstrating the safety of windows in a downtown Toronto skyscraper crashed through a pane with his shoulder and plunged 24 floors to his death. A police spokesman said Garry Hoy, 39, fell into the courtyard of the Toronto Dominion Bank Tower early Friday evening as he was explaining the strength of the buildings windows to visiting law students. Hoy previously has conducted demonstrations of window strength according to police reports. Peter Lawson, managing partner of the firm Holden Day Wilson, told the Toronto Sun newspaper that Hoy was “one of the best and brightest members of the 200-man association.”
Nominee No. 5 (The News of the Weird):
Michael Anderson Godwin made News of the Weird posthumously. He had spent several years awaiting execution in South Carolina’s electric chair on a murder conviction before having his sentence reduced to life in prison. While sitting on a metal toilet in his cell attempting to fix his small TV set, he bit into a wire and was electrocuted.
Nominee No. 6 (The Indianapolis Star):
A cigarette lighter may have triggered a fatal explosion in Dunkirk, IN. A Jay County man, using a cigarette lighter to check the barrel of a muzzleloader, was killed Monday night when the weapon discharged in his face, sheriff’s investigators said. Gregory David Pryor, 19, died in his parents’ rural Dunkirk home at about 11:30 PM. Investigators said Pryor was cleaning a 54-caliber muzzle-loader that had not been firing properly. He was using the lighter to look into the barrel when the gunpowder ignited.
Nominee No. 7 (Reuters – Mississauga, Ontario):
A man cleaning a bird feeder on the balcony of his condominium apartment in this Toronto suburb slipped and fell 23 stories to his death. “Stefan Macko, 55, was standing on a wheelchair when the accident occurred,” said Inspector Darcy Honer of the Peel Regional Police. “It appears that the chair moved, and he went over the balcony.”
Finally, THE WINNER! (Arkansas Democrat Gazette):
Two local men were injured when their pickup truck left the road and struck a tree near Cotton Patch on State Highway 38 early Monday. Woodruff County deputy Dovey Snyder reported the accident shortly after midnight Monday. Thurston Poole, 33, of Des Arc, and Billy Ray Wallis, 38, of Little Rock, were returning to Des Arc after a frog-catching trip. On an overcast Sunday night, Poole’s pickup truck headlights malfunctioned.
The two men concluded that the headlight fuse on the older-model truck had burned out. As a replacement fuse was not available, Wallis noticed that the .22 caliber bullets from his pistol fit perfectly into the fuse box next to the steering-wheel column. Upon inserting a bullet, the headlights again began to operate properly and the two men proceeded on eastbound toward the White River Bridge.
After traveling approximately 20 miles and just before crossing the river, the bullet apparently overheated, discharged and struck Poole in the testicles. The vehicle swerved sharply right, exited the pavement and struck a tree. Poole suffered only minor cuts and abrasions from the accident but will require extensive surgery to repair the damage to his testicles, which will never operate as intended.
Wallis sustained a broken clavicle and was treated and released. “Thank God we weren’t on that bridge when Thurston shot his balls off, or we might be dead,” stated Wallis.
“I’ve been a trooper for 10 years in this part of the world, but this is a first for me. I can’t believe that those two would admit how this accident happened,” said Snyder.
Upon being notified of the wreck, Lavinia (Poole ‘s wife) asked how many frogs the boys had caught and i f anyone got them from the truck?
Though Poole and Wallis did not die as a result of their misadventure as normally required by Darwin Award Official Rules, it can be argued that Poole did in fact effectively remove himself from the gene pool.
Will you be walking
the NRA Show this coming weekend in Chicago? If so, have we got some stuff to show you!
On the heels of a rather successful Q1, come by to see what our factory partners have cooked up for you!
And please come to our first annual PIZZA FORUM in NJ and have a slice on us!
- Pitco & MagiKitch’n now boast shortened lead times.
- Insinger now offering incentives on warewashing equipment for schools.
- Southbend training schools & factory tours still have a few slots left.
- Middleby NRA after party at their residential showroom. CLICK HERE for invitation information.
Way back in the fall of 2017, when the upcoming IRFSNY show was imminent, the exhibiting dealers were all asking their factory reps for new ideas as to what to display in their respective booths in March of 2018.
As perplexing as the annual question was, a clear direction was about to take shape, per the suggestion of the contract manager of a leading kitchen equipment and supplies dealership.
READ MORE in TFS Online Decoupling, Disrupting And De-ducting
We’d like to introduce you to the launching of Crown Steam Group, who together with Market Forge and Firex products, provide the ultimate line of steam cooking systems, packed with depth and technology.
Please contact us for:
- Crown Steam Group 2019 Catalog – includes a section for Crown, Market Forge and Firex
- Cross Reference Excel Sheet (Reference between Crown, Southbend Blodgett and Market Forge Model numbers)
- Crown Steam Group resource flyer – where you will find all the social media platforms we are on. Also, our new Crown Steam Group website!
Please visit us at www.crownsteamgroup.com – for spec sheets, owner’s manual, and many more resources!
Crown has also launched in AutoQuotes & is now available for reference and quoting with the current list prices in AQ (and on our website).